Special Report

Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque 2011

September 11, 2011

Tweet By:  Nyria Melchor Once again, Mariachi Spectacular lived up to its name and long-standing reputation as one of the premier mariachi music conferences in the country. This past July 6 – 10, 2011, hundreds of students from across the country attended the 21st annual Mariachi Spectacular to learn from the many masters who come […]

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Mariachi For Gringos II, a book by Gil Sperry

March 24, 2011

Tweet Diversity is good, isn’t it? To me this seems self-evident, so I’m sometimes confused by the resentment I see from people who are afraid of their world changing around them. Maybe they’re just being protective. I suppose that’s understandable; it’s natural to fear what one does not know: “Take this, eat it, don’t ask […]

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Serenata Mariachi en Busca de Historias Acerca de Programas de Educación Mariachi

December 26, 2010
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Tweet En Serenata Mariachi siempre estamos buscando la mejor manera de reconocer y celebrar el trabajo arduo que muchas personas hacen por la continuación y promoción de nuestra querida tradición mariachi. Durante este tiempo, hemos venido haciendo perfiles de grupos de mariachis de todas partes del mundo, y vamos a continuar con esa tarea para […]

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Serenata Mariachi is looking for Success Stories in Mariachi Education

December 26, 2010
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Tweet In Serenata Mariachi we are always trying to find a way to recognize and celebrate the hard work so many people do for the continuation and promotion of our beloved mariachi tradition. We have been portraying mariachi groups from all over the world, and we will continue learning in the blog about those ‘foot […]

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Houston Grand Opera Presents World’s First Mariachi Opera: To Cross The Face Of The Moon

October 21, 2010
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Tweet Press release Contact: Pio del Castillo 832-295-5417, pio@lopeznegrete.com   Houston grand opera presents World’s first mariachi opera To cross the face of the moon / cruzar la cara de la luna New Work Unites Mariachi and Opera Traditions World Premiere Performance November 13, 2010 – featuring Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán – “el mejor Mariachi […]

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Saving the Sweet Sounds

September 17, 2010
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Tweet By Gil Sperry. Mexico has always been a country that valued the unique multi-faceted voicing produced by its variegated populace. As many aspects of this aural rainbow have become anachronistic, the FONTECA NACIONAL (National Audio Archive) has intervened and started a contest to choose “The Most Beautiful Sound in Mexico.” Some of the front-runners […]

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The 1st Annual Rosarito Beach International Mariachi and Folklorico Festival

August 28, 2010
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Tweet By Gil Sperry For anyone planning to create a major new mariachi y folclorico event, I respectfully ask you to take a deep breath and carefully consider the scope of the adventure on which you are about to embark. My respect for those who have already accomplished this feat continues to grow as we […]

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Hayward celebrates its first annual Feria de Mariachi

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Tweet By Jonathan Clark Mariachi music is alive and thriving in Northern California. Last time I counted, there were over 40 mariachi ensembles in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Even though the current economic crisis has hit the Latino community particularly hard, live mariachi music can still be heard daily in restaurants and bars, […]

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Alegrando Al Mariachi

May 23, 2010

Tweet LUNES 24 DE MAYO. Radio Bilingue (http://www.radiobilingue.org) PROGRAMA # 6113    12:00 PM. PST. En la década de los 1940 y ‘50, Miguel Martínez cambió la música del mariachi para siempre, de ser una música folklórica representada principalmente por instrumentos de cuerda a una música marcada por una trompeta y posteriormente por dos. El maestro […]

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Jazzing Up Mariachi Music

May 23, 2010

Tweet MONDAY, MAY 24. Radio Bilingue (http://www.radiobilingue.org) PROGRAM # 6113   12:00 PM PST In the 1940s and ‘50s, Miguel Martínez changed mariachi music forever, from folk music that mostly highlighted string instruments to a music marked first by a single trumpet and later by a trumpet duet. Maestro Martínez was the main individual responsible for this, beginning in the […]

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